Professionalize Your Passion: Build a Budget

Last year I "Retired Before I Retired. Much has changed in a year. When I first wrote about my husband and I envisioning retirement it was I who had made the big career change.  I quit my job, started a consulting business, finished working on a book, and went through a training program to become a certified vegan lifestyle coach. ...more
@Kiera-EasyTravelMom That's fantastic, Kiera!more

Professionalize Your Passion: Build a Budget

Last year I "Retired Before I Retired. Much has changed in a year. When I first wrote about my husband and I envisioning retirement it was I who had made the big career change.  I quit my job, started a consulting business, finished working on a book, and went through a training program to become a certified vegan lifestyle coach. ...more
@Kiera-EasyTravelMom That's fantastic, Kiera!more

Professionalize Your Passion: Build a Budget

Last year I "Retired Before I Retired. Much has changed in a year. When I first wrote about my husband and I envisioning retirement it was I who had made the big career change.  I quit my job, started a consulting business, finished working on a book, and went through a training program to become a certified vegan lifestyle coach. ...more
@Kiera-EasyTravelMom That's fantastic, Kiera!more

Pigs are friends, not food. Eat this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich.

@Denise Thanks! My non-vegan husband devoured it - and LOVED it!more

Beneath a Cloudless Sky: Believing in Change

Shortly after we moved into our house in 1996, Luisa and I hung a rainbow flag off the front of our house.  It felt like staking a claim - we were creating a home together - and every day I'd come home from work and smile as I saw that flag fluttering in the wind. And then one day, we came home to find that the flag had been burned. ...more
Love :)more

Turning Ideas Into Reality: It's All About Execution

Lots of people have great ideas, yet few actually do what it takes for their ideas to see the light of day and come to life. Whether your idea is for a new product, experience you wish to have, or a better way of doing business, you need to transform your vision into reality. Otherwise, nothing happens. ...more
One way I move from idea to execution is to present the new concept as fact, not conjecture. For ...more

One Pot Black Beans & Quinoa

In the kitchen I have big ideas that are rarely matched with ambitions of the same size. Because I am a lazy cook. I overcame my short comings in the culinary section of the house when I discovered the joy of bulk cooking. I subsequently fell in love with preparing meals in my rice cooker - it's not just for rice anymore!...more
 @JL Fields Awesome, thanks. Will give it a shot! more

One Pot Black Beans & Quinoa

In the kitchen I have big ideas that are rarely matched with ambitions of the same size. Because I am a lazy cook. I overcame my short comings in the culinary section of the house when I discovered the joy of bulk cooking. I subsequently fell in love with preparing meals in my rice cooker - it's not just for rice anymore!...more
 @JL Fields Awesome, thanks. Will give it a shot! more

One Pot Black Beans & Quinoa

In the kitchen I have big ideas that are rarely matched with ambitions of the same size. Because I am a lazy cook. I overcame my short comings in the culinary section of the house when I discovered the joy of bulk cooking. I subsequently fell in love with preparing meals in my rice cooker - it's not just for rice anymore!...more
 @JL Fields Awesome, thanks. Will give it a shot! more

One Pot Black Beans & Quinoa

In the kitchen I have big ideas that are rarely matched with ambitions of the same size. Because I am a lazy cook. I overcame my short comings in the culinary section of the house when I discovered the joy of bulk cooking. I subsequently fell in love with preparing meals in my rice cooker - it's not just for rice anymore!...more
 @JL Fields Awesome, thanks. Will give it a shot! more